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Medical massage therapy improves bodily ailments or injuries through physical intervention. This hands-on therapy aims to limit the need for drugs and surgery.
It can be an integral part of medical care and can be incorporated into medical practice for many reasons. A massage done at a local salon or spa of course feels wonderful, and can be incredibly rejuvenating, however, chronic pain or fatigue can return rather quickly. This is in part because the underlying cause of pain is not being addressed. On the other hand, a therapeutic and or medical massage performed along with the medical knowledge and guidance of a medical practitioner, can change the course of your rehabilitation. If you have had a recent surgery, a therapeutic massage can make a great difference in your healing time and can immensely help reduce the appearance of scar tissue.
Set up an appointment with our skilled certified medical massage therapists who provide Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular/ Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Swedish and Medical Massages for whiplash, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome etc. Add K-Laser to your massage for maximum therapeutic benefit.
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Our Goal is to Help you Return to a Pain Free, Active Lifestyle!
- Back Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Disc Problems
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Neurological Dysfunction
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel
- Jaw Pain (TMJ)
- Painful Scars
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Women’s Health Issues
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structure of the muscle and fascia, also called connetive tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions”) Read more…
Neuromuscular Therapy is a specialized form of Deep Tissue Massagein which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscle. These areas of strain are called tender or trigger points and ar ethe cause of muscular pain symptoms. Referral pain is caused by trigger points and is a phenomenon in which areas far from the trigger point suffer from sensetions of pain, tingling, or numbness. Examples of referral pain include: sciatica like syndroms, carpal tunnel like symptoms, and headaches. Read more…
Myofascial Release is a gentle therapy, consisting of mixture oof light stretching and massage work. The therapist will apply hands-on massage strokes in order to relase tension from the fiborous bands of the muscles, bones, nerves, and jonts. By unblocking any scar tissue or adhesions due to injury in the muscles and surrounding tissue. Read more…
What is Deep Tissue Massage?A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
The Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
- Low back pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Sports concerns (runners, athletes)
- Piriformis syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Upper back or neck pain
What is Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)?Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a precise, thorough examination and treatment of the body’s soft tissues using regionally oriented protocols that are taught in a step-by-step process. These time-tested, hands-on techniques are built upon a science-based foundation and guided by clinical evidence. NMT can integrate well into any practice setting and is frequently included in mainstream medicine, integrative medicine, chiropractic care, and multidisciplinary clinics worldwide.
NMT assessments and examinations primarily address
- ischemia (tight tissue with reduced blood flow)
- myofascial trigger points (hypersensitive points within muscles that give rise to referred phenomena, including pain)
- neural entrapment (pressure on nerves by muscles and other soft tissues), and nerve compression (pressure on nerves by osseous and other bonelike tissues, such as cartilage or discs).
- postural assessment (assessment of the position of the body as a whole)
- and dysfunctional gait patterns (manner of movement when walking)
- with constant consideration for many other perpetuating factors, such as hydration, nutrition, breathing patterns, and psychologic stress.
What is Myofascial Release?Myofascial Pain Syndrome Video Myofascial Pain Syndrome Video Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses. Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtually pain in any area containing soft tissue.
Other conditions treated by Myofascial ReleaseOther conditions treated by myofascial release therapy include Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, or possibly fibromyalgia or migraine headaches. Patient symptoms usually include:
- Tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment, causing individuals to favor and overuse one hip or shoulder, for example
- A sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produces pain
- Pain in any part or parts of the body, including headache or back pain.